Friday, 31 May 2013

Boho Girl - Finished!

Why hello there, stranger!

Sorry it has taken me so very long to post an update.  Life has been chaotic these past few weeks.  Trust me, we don't want to go there...

Despite my busyness, I have had a chance to finish Boho Girl.  Here she is in all her hippy glory:

Overall, I'm quite pleased with her.  I think I'm definitely improving.  This is all I ever aim for.

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to.

Have a fantastic weekend!


Friday, 3 May 2013

Boho Girl - Part 1


Well after a crazy couple of weeks (we don't want to go there), I was thrilled to finally be able to find some time to set about creating again.  I had a real yankering (is that a word?) to pull out my pastels and paint a face.  I thought of painting my own (like a clown, because that's how I've felt lately), but then decided to be practical and try something on paper.  I selected a picture of a pretty girl, dressed in a boho style, with flowy hair, a leather headband and big dangly earrings.

After a couple of hours at art class last night, here's what I got up to:

Not bad.  I've introduced purple and pale blue into her skin tones in an attempt to ensure that it does not look too pink or orange - a bit problem I've encountered in the past when trying to paint paler skins.  I think it has worked relatively well.  I need to soften some of the blue patches, but for the most part, I think I will call it a success!

In fact, the biggest problem I have now is that generally when I've made a good start like this on an artwork, I live in permanent fear of mucking it up.  Oh well, it's good to live dangerously I guess.

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to.  I hope to see you 'round soon!